river basin Articles

  • River Basin

    A river basin is an extent of land where water from rain and melting snow or ice drains downhill into a body of water, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean. The river basin includes both the streams and rivers that convey the water as well as the land surfaces from which water drains into those channels, and is separated from adjacent basins by a drainage divide. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Portneuf river basin - USA

    The monitoring program for the Portneuf River Basin enables stakeholders to assess and document the influence of natural and human-caused factors on water quality. The program is a cooperative effort of private industry, educational institutions, scientists, and government agencies at numerous levels (City, County, State, Tribal, and Federal). The following agencies cooperate in the Portneuf ...


    By Vista Data Vision

  • Sustainability in the Humber River Basin

    The Humber River Basin (HBR) responds to critical issues facing decision-makers concerning climate change and the sustainability of the HRB and its environments. The basin and its component watersheds represent an excellent platform from which to develop and integrate science and policy. The research presented herein is considered an important prerequisite to developing a more scientifically ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring micropollutants in the Swist river basin

    Micropollutant pathways were studied for the Swist river basin (Western Germany). The aim was to verify the effectiveness of a monitoring approach to detect micropollutants entering the river. In a separate sewer system, water was frequently found to be contaminated with micropollutants. Improper connections of sewage canals to the stormwater network seemed to be the cause of pollution. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • River basin organization performance indicators: application to the Delaware River basin commission

    This paper reports the development of performance indicators of a river basin management organization's ability to undertake integrated water resources management, and applies them to a US basin organization: a river basin commission. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and integrated river basin management (IRBM) are defined, in the context of international and US advances in IWRM and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenge and response in the Colorado River Basin

    The Colorado River Basin supplies water to roughly 40 million people in the south-western United States. A complex interstate regime that has evolved across the past century governs allocation and management of these coveted flows, and formidable challenges face this regime in contemporary times – a historical era aptly dubbed the ‘era of limits’. This paper illuminates ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenge and response in the Mississippi River Basin

    This paper discusses the historic and contemporary challenges in the management of the lower Mississippi River Basin, and describes the evolving role of the federal government in addressing these challenges. In the early eighteenth century, the federal government was responsible for maintaining a navigable channel. After repeated calls by states for federal assistance with flood control and a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Flow Modeling of Gundal Sub-basin in Kabini River Basin, India

    Abstract: Accurate estimation of groundwater recharge is extremely important for proper management of groundwater system especially in semi-arid regions. Many different approaches exist for estimating recharge. This study deals with groundwater modeling for assessing the groundwater balance and estimating the recharge in the Gundal sub-basin, which is located in a semi-arid portion of the Kabini ...


  • River basin planning: Principles, procedures and approaches for strategic basin planning

    Water provides the lifeblood of natural systems, societies and economies. People have lived near and on rivers, lakes, wetlands and deltas for many centuries. Rivers provide a multitude of services such as water supply, waste assimilation, fisheries, energy production, flood attenuation, spiritual, cultural and recreational benefits, and the habitat that supports a wide range of ecosystems. It is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

    A long history of conflict surrounds the Colorado River. Throughout the first part of this century, disputes generally arose over securing rights to use the river’s water. Later, disputes centered on finding ways of developing and ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Integrated river basin project evaluation: a comparative study

    Projects carried out in river basin areas often impose changes in spatial functions that are situated in these areas. For decades, project evaluation was carried out by measuring tangible streams of cost and benefits summarised in a cost-benefit analysis. Recently, environmental and social aspects gradually have got more attention in the public decision making process by means of, for example, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative Research on River Basin Management in Korea and Japan

    This research aims to explore the mode of River Basin Management (RBM) in Korea and Japan with a comparative perspective. The efforts of implementation of RBM in Korea have included the several attempts to enact the Basic Water Bill, and river basin environmental offices and committees in the four major rivers. Japan has also endeavored to introduce policy efforts to accommodate the new approach ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Yangtze River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, indicators (Table 1) were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of these Basin Studies helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. Complete guidelines and processes for indicator selection, data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described in the Aqueduct Water ...

  • Modelling emissions of perfluorinated chemicals to the Danube River Basin

    The emissions of two perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) into the Danube River Basin have been estimated in a test of four different hypotheses regarding the factors affecting those emissions. The results were used to simulate water concentrations for comparison with measured data. The researchers found that incorporating wastewater treatment information and wealth distribution alongside population data ...

  • The Jordan River basin: at the crossroads between conflict and cooperation

    Several previous manuscripts have identified an opportunity to create a positive–sum outcome for fresh water development and use by the five riparians of the Jordan River basin, in which all parties would receive enhanced resources concurrently, over time. This relies on the development of 'new water' coupled to the more efficient use of the existing water supplies. The application of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Precipitation and runoff variations in the Yellow River Basin of China

    Runoff in the Yellow River (YR) of China is steadily declining due to climate change and human activities. In this study, the basic trend and abrupt changes of precipitation at 63 meteorological stations and runoff as measured at six hydrological stations from 1956 to 2010 are analyzed. Results indicate that 38 stations exhibit negative precipitation trends. These stations are mainly located ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Institutional arrangements for integrated river basin management

    This paper considers the institutional arrangements that are needed and that being developed to enable communities to depart from sectoral and isolated water management in order to reach a higher level of integration. Key aspects are described that should be properly handled to manage river basins as a whole and in an integrated way. The justification for various countries to opt for systems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Freshwater, climate change and adaptation in the Ganges River Basin

    Climate change is one of the drivers of change in the Ganges River Basin, together with population growth, economic development and water management practices. These changing circumstances have a significant impact on key social and economic sectors of the basin, largely through changes in water quantity, quality and timing of availability. This paper evaluates the impact of water on changing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Yellow River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas indicators (Table 1) were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of these Basin Studies helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. Complete guidelines and processes for indicator selection, data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described in the Aqueduct Water ...

  • Transboundary river basin organizations in Africa: assessing the secretariat

    Secretariats are an increasingly common feature in Africa's transboundary river basin organizations (RBOs). Non-secretariat-based forms of transboundary RBOs nonetheless also exist, and such forms of cooperation have often functioned effectively. These realities drive questions about the rationale and role for secretariats. This paper employs two approaches to compare secretariat-based RBOs ...


    By IWA Publishing

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